Category Archives: Health & Social Care

Updates and information from the Health & Social Care Sectors.

Hospital Abuse Scandal At Whorlton Hall

Whorlton Hall Abuse Scandall

On Wednesday 22nd of May 2019, the BBC aired a Panorama undercover investigation into the abuse at a learning disability secure hospital, Whorlton Hall.  Reporter Olivia Davies went undercover as a healthcare worker following unresolved reports of abusive care. What she uncovered was some of the worst psychological torture and physical abuse recorded since the […]

Prone Restraint (face down) and the Law

Over the last few years, there have been many assumptions around prone restraint and what we are allowed or not allowed to do. These assumptions have ranged from ‘total ban’ to time limits and only certain persons can be restrained. Because of this ambiguity, there are training providers who refuse to cover prone restraint in […]

What is Physical Intervention Training?

GSA PMVA and Physical Intervention Courses at Aiker Training

PMVA Training, or, the Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression Training is a key skill training subject required in many NHS and private health and social care providers. Physical Intervention specifically pertains to the skills employed by care professionals to stop violent or harmful behaviours that put the service user or other individuals at […]